Cooks who compete in the tailgating cook-off are asked to bring:
• a ready-to-serve sample of the best football-season tailgating foods;
• a printed copy of the recipe for publication; and
• serving utensils.
Each competitor will have a tip jar set up in front of his or her entry, so that partygoers can make contributions to AAAS when casting their votes for the winning recipe. One cook will be crowned "The Tailgate Master" and will win a Dave's Pub gift certificate.
"Pass 4 Paws" starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. Advance tickets cost $1 and are available at Dave's Pub and Orbit Salon. Registration for Fantasy Football costs $20. All proceeds from the event benefit AAAS projects, including a no-kill animal shelter. For more information, call (205) 871-6351 or visit www.animaladoption.org.